Nelo is the most recognized, valued and awarded brand in canoeing. More than 75% of the boats raced during major world and continental competitions are Nelo boats, equipping nations worldwide.
Since Athens 2004 Nelo has been the Official Provider in Canoe Sprint for the Olympic Games, and proudly so. Our boats have collected a total of 118 Olympic Medals and just in 2021 in Tokyo, we came out with 25 of the 36 available medals.
Nelo prides itself of being much more of boat company, having 360º view of the sport and design and offering services and products to meet an wider range of needs.
Nelo was the first manufacturer to have a truly professional service at major events, having a large crew at the venues that prepare, tune, repair any boat that comes by.
To enable teams and paddlers to have at their disposal the best equipment possible, Nelo created the Nelo Rental service, which provides hundreds of boats for race events, handling all the logistics.
During the off-season, teams and individuals can train at our Training Centers, established in perfect spots for water sports and fully serviced by Nelo.
Raising the sport
These sports are our passion and having them grow and reach new destinations and generations. As so, we partnered with International Federations in programs to develop the sports in countries in South America, Africa and Asia
Nelo provided basic materials, tools and know-how, sending a team to work side by side with the locals in order for them to have all the capabilities to manufacture their own boats and thus have the means to introduce water sports to new athletes.